Tonight is Canada Night at the ASIS 2014, Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center

ASIS_CAN_2 As a precursor to the show, iViewSYSTEMS invites you to drop by the ASIS CANADA NIGHT on Sunday, September 28th to kick off the show, or visit us at booth #2023 to see how we can help you better protect your people, business and assets with embedded technologies security management solutions for: Incident Reporting & Risk management, Visitor management, Identification Solutions and Compliance & Reporting.

ASIS_INT_CANJoin ASIS in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29–October 2, 2014 for our ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits– the world’s most influential security event.Your Free Invitation to the ASIS 2014 Show: See tomorrow’s technology innovations, gain new intelligence, and rub elbows with the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s event has so much to offer — what are you waiting for?

Security decision makers gather here to find: Thousands of solutions, Top notch education, Unsurpassed networking, and Connections that matter. Register in advance to get your complimentary Exhibit Hall pass to discover the hottest technologies, new products, and must-have services from leading suppliers. Your three-day exhibits pass includes: Welcome Reception, Opening Ceremony, Keynote Sessions, Career Pavilion, Poster Sessions, and Tech Talks.

Automated Diagnostics & Analytics for Buildings by Barney L. Capehart and Michael R. Brambley

AD&A Authors Barney L. Capehart, PhD, CEM Professor Emeritus University of Florida and Michael R. Brambley, Staff Scientist in Energy Technology Development at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have produced an HVAC Opus Magnus that will serve the entire spectrum of building and automation experts well — now, and for many years to come. Whether you’re a systems integrator, BAS or BMS Consultant, manufacturer or vendor, engineer, Director of Facilities or maintenance manager, this smart building tome (textbook) provides not only vital insight, methodologies, and options, but the compelling documentation that warrants immediate action.

Foreword: By Ken Sinclair Publisher/Owner, AutomatedBuildings. This book will help you explore the new world of Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Buildings and provide insight and connection into the industry thought leaders that are taking big data into a new reality. “Dynamic Data Fuels Deep Analytics” speaks to the importance of the next level of deep analytics of almost everything will have and how we as an industry will provide a new level of deeper analytics connecting inquiring minds to almost everything with low cost real time data.

Introduction: The purpose of this book is to promote and document energy savings from the relatively new technology of Advanced Energy Information Systems called Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD) and Analytics for buildings and facilities. A number of studies have shown that commercial buildings in the United States (U.S.) waste as much as 15% to 30% of the energy they use (Katipamula and Brambley 2005). Analysis of HVAC and other building energy use data, along with whole-building utility data, sub-metered end-use data, and data from the building automation system (BAS) through the use of AFDD and building analytics can help identify opportunities to improve building operations and efficiency, and ultimately reduce energy and operating costs.

We will discuss the latest technologies available for fault detection, diagnostics, and building analytics, and operational experience with stand alone and web based systems for fault detection, diagnostics and analytics in currently operating buildings and facilities, and in varied applications, and to show how new opportunities have developed for energy and facility managers to quickly and effectively control and manage their operations more efficiently, with less energy use and cost, and experience improved energy system performance. You’ll find information on what is actually available using this technology, what products and services are available at this time, and how they are being used at other buildings and facilities, and see what is involved for current and future installations of internet-based technologies. The material in this book on automated fault detection, diagnostics and analytics should greatly assist energy, facility and maintenance managers, as well as consultants and control systems development engineers. Chapters on methodology and future technological features should also assist those involved in research and development of these new technologies in AFDD and analytics for buildings.

Table of Contents

The Case for Automated Tools for Facility Management and Operation


Energy-Smart Buildings Demonstrating How Information Technology Can Cut Energy Use and Costs of Real Estate Portfolios

Perspective on Building Analytics Adoption

Delivering Successful Results from Automated Diagnostics Solutions

Intelligent Efficiency: Opportunities, Barriers, and Solutions

Current Technology, Tools, Products, Services, and Applications

Automated Diagnostics

Enabling Efficient Building Energy Management through Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics

A Practical, Proven Approach to Energy Intelligence, Measurement, and Management

Di-BOSS: Research, Development & Deployment of the World’s First Digital Building Operating System

Analytics, Alarms, Analysis, Fault Detection and Diagnostics

Using Custom Programs to Enhance Building Diagnostics and Energy Savings

88 Acres-How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future

Improving Airport Energy Efficiency through Continuous Commissioning® Process Implementation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

ECAM+ A Tool for Analyzing Building Data to Improve and Track Performance

Outside The Box: Integrating People & Controls To Create a Unique Energy Management Program-A Caltech Case Study
Value Proposition of FDD Solutions

FDD: How High Are the Market Barriers to Entry?

Diagnostics for Monitoring-based Commissioning

Methodology and Future Technology

Model-based Real-time Whole Building Energy Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Advanced Methods for Whole Building Energy Analysis

Identification of Energy Efficiency Opportunities Through Building Data Analysis and Achieving Energy Savings through Improved Controls

High-resolution Data Collection for Automated Fault Diagnostics Motivation

Localized Uncertainty Quantification for Baseline Building Energy Modeling.

Pushing the Envelope Building Analytics beyond HVAC

Data to Information for Intelligent Buildings

The 12 Things You Need to Know about Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx)

Application of Automated Price and Demand Response for Large Customers in New York

Understanding Microgrids as the Essential Architecture of Smart Energy

Power Monitoring Solutions through Contextual Data

Current Technology, Tools, Products, Services, and Applications

Battling Entropy In Commercial Rooftop HVAC Systems with Advanced Fault Detection and Diagnostics

C1ockworks™ Automated HVAC Diagnostics and the Evolution of AFDD Tools

Automated Diagnostics—To Pick the Low Hanging Fruits In Energy Efficiency In Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Implementing Advanced Diagnostics In Fleets of Commercial HVAC Equipment

Energy Savings Benefits of FDD Systems for Light Commercial Unitary HVAC Equipment

AFDD for HVAC Systems and Equipment—Methodology and Future Technology

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for HVAC&R Equipment

Automatically Detecting Faulty Regulation in HVAC Controls


Methodology for Evaluating FDD Protocols Applied to Unitary Systems

Self-correcting HVAC Controls: They May be in Your Future Sooner than You Think

A Framework to Apply a Structural Pattern Recognition Technique in Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics of
HVAC System and Component Faults

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Rooftop Units: Standards are Key to Making it in the Market

Building Automation System Embedded HVAC System Energy Performance Degradation Detector

Predictive Maintenance

What’s Going on in the Trenches with Smart Buildings, Monitoring Based Commissioning, Automated Fault Detection and
Diagnostics and Energy Regulatory Policy? What Does the Future Hold, When Does it Arrive?

Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Distribution Facilities

Conclusion and Author Bios

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Johnson Controls Sees Smart Buildings as the Future for Smart Cities in India

Johnson-Controls JCI Media Center: Building Technology & Services expert shares insights on smart buildings at the 12th India Green Building Congress. INDIA – September 05, 2014 – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, will present the importance of smart buildings in helping India achieve its goal of creating smart cities – cities that are highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, integrated communications and technology, energy management and governance – at the 12th India Green Building Congress 2014 (IGBC). Dennis Kelsey, director, Building Technology & Services, Asia, Johnson Controls, will share how smart buildings are vital to supporting the government’s ‘100 smart cities’ project announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in July.

The IGBC event, held in Hyderabad from 4 to 6 September 2014, focuses on advancing India’s green building movement. According to a UN forecast, 66 per cent of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050, and India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers. Approximately 500 new cities will need to be built across the country to accommodate the influx of new urban migrants.

Down Under Case Study: BuildingIQ — at the Australian Technology Park

BUILDINGIQ At BuildingIQ we always like a good challenge. That’s why we did not hesitate when the opportunity arose to deploy our Predictive Energy Optimization™ solution at one of ATP’s buildings. The implementation was done in the building occupied by NICTA (National Information and Technology Communications Center of Australia), which is highly energy efficient and has an impressive NABERS score of 5.5.

Learn more about this implementation by reading the complete Case Study.

CoRE Tech 2014 @ Sprint Campus & OPCC, Overland Park, KS — November 10-11

coretech923_2014CoRE Tech 2014 is a unique gathering of the world’s most proactive, visionary corporate real estate executives who’ve elected to come together to focus on innovative automation and technology strategies. Day 1 of the 2-day event will be held on the Sprint Corporate HQ Campus. Day 2 will be held at the nearby Overland Park Convention Center.

Watch this 3 minute video to see how CoRE Tech will give you an opportunity to collaborate with other industry professionals and to explore how Innovation, Technology and Automation are changing the way we operate and use corporate real estate and facilities.

Embracing Change : REThink | Innovate | Transform

Over the last decade, technological advancements have (1) reduced the need for traditional office space, (2) radically transformed CRE information management strategies and (3) introduced a new era of smart buildings and campuses. At the heart of this change is the ubiquity of high-speed Internet access, mobile technologies and cloud-based collaboration tools.

While these technological innovations have been happening gradually during this time, a significant increase in momentum has been seen in the last 12-18 months. This infographic illustrates the ongoing process.

Corporate real estate transformation begins with a business process requiring improvement, which is the BUSINESS DRIVER (motivation). We then move onto INNOVATION (the idea) where we aggregate the TECHNOLOGY (the tools) and finally the AUTOMATION of the process (the result).
The automation that results impacts three major areas of corporate real estate and facilities, 1) how we use space, 2) the information systems used to manage real estate and facility processes and 3) the smart, connected, high-performance building and campus.

Corporate America and corporations around the world have begun to fully embrace the benefits of how innovation, technology and automation can significantly transform how we use and operate buildings. The three most obvious business benefits include:

Significant reduction in energy usage
Significant reduction in operating costs
Creation of an engaging, safe and productive work environment

Sprint to Host CoRE Tech 2014: Sprint, a longtime pioneer in the mobility industry, along with several of their partners, have developed a series of mobile technology offerings designed specifically for the CRE and facilities environment. They will be the host of this year’s CoRE Tech conference, giving attendees a unique opportunity to tour their corporate campus and explore their Innovation Program focused on solving real estate problems using mobile and other leading-edge technologies.

A few of the many mobile-based solutions to be showcased at the campus are: Auto & Bike Fleet Management Tracking, Wireless Lighting Controls, Wireless Sensors, Mobile Data Collection, Automated Waste & Recycling Management, Wireless Water & Leak Detection, 3G/4G Remote Surveillance, Fire Extinguisher Monitoring, and many more.

Technology, automation and innovation are at the center of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities!

The CoRE Tech education program will focus on the issues facing corporate real estate, facility, sustainability and energy executives and explore the technology tools available that can positively impact the bottom line of their companies – from automating business processes, to general technology solutions specifically for corporate real estate organizations, to smarter “green” intelligent building technologies.

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Honeywell’s Automated Demand Response Platform Lowers Peak Demands and Saves Money

Honeywell 180x120September 22, 2014: Honeywell’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardware/software platform for automated demand response (ADR). This project stands apart from the other SGIG projects in that it focused both on the development of an ADR hardware/software platform to facilitate demand response and on recruiting and educating ADR customers to participate in energy saving programs sponsored by utilities. Honeywell partnered with three California utilities (PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE) to help target customers and make the project a success. The ADR system enables participating customers to automatically respond to utility notifications of demand response events, curtail demand of pre-selected equipment, and save money from lower off-peak rates and utility incentive payments.

DOE1Download the report. Please forward this email to your colleagues that may be interested in this initiative or future notices email alerts from The ADR system enables participating customers to automatically respond to utility notifications of demand response events, curtail demand of pre-selected equipment, and save money from lower off-peak rates and utility incentive payments.

New ecobee3: The Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat with Remote Sensor (Read The VERGE Review!)

ecobee3Ordinary thermostats read the temperature in only one room, but are supposed to deliver comfort in all rooms. ecobee3 remote sensors deliver the right temperature in the rooms that matter most.

Smart, really smart! ecobee thermostats use thousands of data points to automatically make intelligent, and personalized heating and cooling decisions to save you money on energy costs, improve your home’s heating and cooling performance, and ultimately make you comfortable in your home.

Featuring a 3.5″ full-color LCD touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixel display with highly intuitive iconography and controls, just like your smartphone. Reads temperature in multiple locations solving for uneven temperatures in the rooms that matter most.

Ecobee3_Box Whats in the box? ecobee3 thermostat, Remote Sensor
with detachable stand, Power Extender Kit (PEK), Screws and drywall plugs, Standard and large trim plates, Quick Start Guide, Installation Guide and wire labels. Warranty: 3 years

Review from The Verge: One of the first things Stuart Lombard will tell you is how much he spent on the solar panels that are on top of his house. It’s not to brag so much as to explain why buying one of his company’s new $249 thermostats is as good of an idea as strapping $26,000 worth of solar panels to your roof. It saves, he says, about as much energy as the solar array by doing a better job at regulating indoor climate controls.

Lombard co-founded Ecobee, a Canadian company that made the world’s first Wi-Fi-connected thermostat, only to spend the past three years watching the world fawn over its competitor Nest’s futuristic design. Today the company is unveiling its answer to Nest, the Ecobee 3. It’s a jet-black square with rounded edges that looks like nothing else the company has made before, especially its predecessor: a white box with a touchscreen that Ecobee sold patterned Gelaskin stickers for, basically to hide the thing.

By comparison, the Ecobee 3 is something the company wants you to stop and look at each time you walk by it in your house. When it’s not showing you the temperature inside your house, it doubles as a weather station, giving you the upcoming forecast. And just like Nest, Ecobee is pitching it as something that does all the scheduling for you, saving time and money in the process.

Are You in Pendulum Jeopardy? It Should be Social WE-dia not Social ME-dia


The book Pendulum by Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew is said to be a veritable blue-print of our civilization for the last 3000 years. Williams and Drew have chronicled how past generations — shape present generations, and are able to predict the actions of future generation — so accurately, that if you don’t seriously consider the contents of the Pendulum, your next marketing campaign, product release, or business venture could be in serious jeopardy and fail, because you weren’t in sync with the “Me”-“We” Pendulum cycles that operate with all the subtle certainty and force of time and gravity. McDonald’s marketing adherence to the Pendulum theory provides compelling testament.

Now that I get what the Pendulum says and operate as a newly converted Pendulumist, I examine most things through the Pendulum-lens for compliance, whether it’s a new product, new advertisement, new television series, or the latest multi-million dollar marketing campaign. It’s apparent that many of these new aspirations have not yet read the Pendulum.

Bear in mind that we are in the middle of a serious “WE-upswing,” that began in 2013 and is not particularly favorable to the individual and that it will be another ten years before the direction of the Pendulum reverses and starts downward towards the next “Me” swing with all its new implications. The Pendulum’s present state places a clarion warning out to avoid “Me-first style” marketing and tells us to be wary of witch hunts and other unsavory actions taken against “Me-thinkers” and “Me-things.”

Questions. If something is to be successful shouldn’t it be correctly oriented to current “We” sided thinking? No wonder there is so much reluctance and inherent resistance by certain people to partake in Social Media. They can’t get on board the social me-dia train because they just don’t like it, or doesn’t feel right. Maybe, if the whole social media culture had been in true synch with the Pendulum, it would have been called social We-dia, and everyone would be social wedia-ists, right?

Anyhow, what does the Pendulum have to do with the HVAC world? And what kind of insight does the Pendulum offer in the marketing of a smart, high-tech, data generating, talking thermostat? In this keen battle for domination of the smart thermostat market, there may be very good reason to pay attention to the Pendulum, and the manufacturer using the “We-style” marketing approach would seem to have a significant advantage over the other manufacturers who are using the ill-timed “Me-style” approach.

Now, let’s take a look at these thermostat marketing campaigns… And their successes…

International Systems of America, LLC — Setting the Address on a SimplexGrinnell 4098-9714 Smoke Head and a 4098-9792 Base

ISA125ISA is a unique systems provider, beginning with their ability to quickly deliver new parts for existing and legacy systems from virtually any manufacturer. In this ISA Video, Nick Dumeyer talks with ISA Lab Technician Dexter Hall about setting the address on SimplexGrinnell addressable smoke detectors. About ISA: ISA adheres to the industry-recognized standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA 72 establishes minimum requirements for inspection, maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems, including required qualifications for technicians and proper test methods and frequency of testing for system components. All senior ISA technicians have extensive fire alarm training and at least five years of experience. Supervisors are certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) at a minimum of NICET Level II. A NICET Level II is an independent, journeyman-level engineering technician.

DeviceTech 2015 Teams with IOTNA 2015 — in Chicago. Speaking Opportunities Available!

Another ControlTrends Calendar heads-up! DeviceTech 2015 is an intellectual mashup that places innovation squarely on a head-on collision course with investors and opportunity. DeviceTech 2015 is an innovative new trade fair focused on the design and manufacturing of handheld devices and portable, connected electronics. The event is designed to serve the educational and information needs of OEM design engineers and product developers involved in connected, portable electronics and mobile applications. It will be held April 15-16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL.

To be held in conjunction with the 2015 Internet of Things North America (IOTNA). IOTNA is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. After a successful 2014 event in Milwaukee, the 2015 will be held in Chicago on April 15-16, and will be co-located with Webcom’s newest event: the Device Technology Conference.

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IOTNA from Webcom Communications on Vimeo.

Market demands are calling for profound advancements in system intelligence, smaller size, low power design, connectivity, mobile applications and ergonomics to make devices that are smarter, longer lasting and more connected. This event will explore the strategies, solutions and technologies that product developers can employ to improve their existing products and create their next generation.

DeviceTech continued from above… There are a limited number of speaking opportunities available, so it is imperative that you submit your abstract by the October 23rd, 2014. Join other industry visionaries and speak at DeviceTech 2015, April 15-16, in Chicago. This event provides a forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements in handheld devices and portable, connected electronics. For more information on submitting an abstract, contact Shannon Given, program manager, at 608-351-9245 or

DeviceTech 2015 Trade Fair will consist of two full days of educational sessions along with an exhibition showcasing solutions in:
Wireless Charging & Power
Energy Harvesting, Advanced Power Sources
Motion Sensing, Orientation, Tracking/Location
Display, Interface and Lighting
Prototyping, Manufacturing & Assembly
MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems)
Advanced Materials
Product Development Strategy & Roadmaps
Certification & Testing
Shielding, Rf Safety
Data Acquisition & Analytics
Usability and Reliability

DeviceTech 2015 attendees will include Design Engineers, Product Developers, Materials & Component Suppliers, Carriers & Data Service Providers, Packaging & Assembly Professionals and Developers of Bluetooth, ZigBee, NFC, Qi products, applications and tools.

IOTNA continued from above… Internet of Things North America will consist of two full days of educational sessions along with an exhibition showcasing solutions in:
Machine and Device Connectivity
IoT Standards and Standardization
Big Data: Data Acquisition & Analytics
Building a Business Model for IoT
Enterprise-wide Connectivity
Networking: Wireless, Wired, Fiber & Telemetry Networks
Cloud-based monitoring and control of equipment, assets, facilities & operations
Integrating Multiple Networks & Communications Systems for Maximum Interoperability
Remote & Smart Service Management
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